Pravastatin (Pravachol) belongs to a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, or “statins.” It reduces levels of “bad” cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL) and triglycerides in the blood, while increasing levels of “good” cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL).

Pravastatin is used to lower cholesterol and triglycerides (types of fat) in the blood.

Pravastatin is also used to lower the risk of stroke, heart attack, and other heart complications in people with diabetes, coronary heart disease, or other risk factors.

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  • Pravachol
  • More common
    Difficulty with moving
    muscle or bone pain
    muscle stiffness
    pain in the joints
    pain, localized
    Less common
    Arm, back, or jaw pain
    chest pain or discomfort
    chills
    cough
    dark-colored urine
    diarrhea
    difficult or labored breathing
    ear congestion
    fast or irregular heartbeat
    fever
    general feeling of discomfort or illness
    headache
    loss of appetite
    muscle cramps or spasms
    muscular tenderness, wasting, or weakness
    nasal congestion
    nausea
    runny nose
    shivering
    sneezing
    sore throat
    sweating
    swollen joints
    tightness in the chest
    trouble with sleeping
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    vomiting
    Some pravastatin side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

    More common
    Stomach pain
    Less common
    Acid or sour stomach
    belching
    bloated or full feeling
    blurred vision or other changes in vision
    difficult or painful urination
    difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
    dizziness
    double vision
    fear or nervousness
    feeling sad or empty
    increased urge to urinate during the night
    irritability
    loss of interest or pleasure
    pain in the chest below the breastbone
    passing gas
    rash
    stomach discomfort or upset
    tiredness
    trouble concentrating
  • (oral tablet)